Every Friday, GreenField Health staff dress down to raise money and other donations for a good cause. Our Casual for a Cause program has been going strong since 2014! This holiday season we're supporting the Oregon Food Bank. We welcome contributions from all, so if you're coming in between now and the end of January 2016, we hope you'll consider making a donation. And one more thing: Thank You!
Here's some 'food for thought' as to what to give.
- Shelf-stable milk
- Foods high in protein such as canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) and canned or dried beans
- Foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
- Whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
- Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
- 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
- Unsaturated cooking oils
- And other nutritious, “healthy-choice” foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)
Oregon Food Bank can't use (to ensure food safety):
- rusty or unlabeled cans
- perishable items (applies only to food drive donations)
- homemade items
- noncommercial canned or packaged items
- alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
- open or used items
PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag "GLASS" on all sides.
Other FAQs (from the Oregon Food Bank website):
- Is it better to donate cash or food? Both food and funds are important. Cash donations keep our freezers running and our trucks on the road. They also support innovative programs that address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education. Food donations from the public provide some of the most healthy, high-quality food that OFB receives. Food donations also provide a direct link between donors and people who are hungry.
- What part of my donation goes to administrative costs? Only six percent of each dollar donated goes toward administrative and fundraising costs. That means that 93 cents of every dollar goes straight to fighting hunger in our communities.
- Can I donate goods and services? Yes. From packing materials, to office supplies, to gardening tools, to pots and pans for our Nutrition Education classes, Oregon Food Bank always appreciates donations of usable goods. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions you have about donating goods and services.